Name: Glen Fred WILSON
Given Name: Glen Fred
In 1914 he married first, Rhoda Sadie FARMER in Watertown, JeffersonCounty, New York. There were no children and they were divorcedNovember 1919. In September 1920, he married second, Dora AlicePETERS, in Albion, Orleans County, New York.
Birth: 20 OCT 1891 in Kuckville, Carlton Twp., Orleans Co., NY
Death: 9 JAN 1966 in Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA 2
Burial: 12 JAN 1966 Santa Ana Cemetery, Orange Co., CA 3
After the death of his father in 1934, Glen moved his family from NewYork to California. The full distance was traveled by automobile,which suffered a broken axle in the middle of the desert. In October1934 they arrived at Dora's parents in Santa Ana, California, wherethey stayed a few months. From 1935 through 1937 the family lived inGarden Grove where they had purchased a combination grocery and gasstation on 17th Street, a main thoroughfare from Santa Ana to GardenGrove. Located behind the store was a moderate stucco house. In late1937 they sold their holdings and moved to Laguna Beach and purchasd asimilar store and gas station combination on North Coast Boulevard.This time their grocery store was attached to the house and the gasstation set apart 40 to 50 feet. The main building was a wood framestructure with a large garage and storage area underneath. The lot wassituated so that the gas station, store and living quarters were onone level and garage one level below, accessed from an alleyway. Thegas station had three pumps, each requiring gas to be pumped into areservoir on top of the pump where gas was delivered by gravity. In1946/7 they sold the Laguna Beach facilities and moved into a smallapartment attached to Dora's mother's home at 1117 South Main Street,Santa Ana. During this period they lived as retirees, off and on inSanta Ana and Long Beach. While in Long Beach they managed the ArgyleApartments on Coast Boulivard. [This complex was previously managed byWilliam Frier (Dora's mother's brother), and his wife Florence]. AfterDora's mother died in August 1961 they purchased a 12'x 60' mobilehome on Trask Avenue in Garden Grove, within two miles of where theyhad settled in 1934. A few years after Glen's death Dora sold themobile home and moved to Santa Clara, California, and lived there withher son Glen and his family. An apartment had been created out of thegarage and she lived there until her death. When Dora died she wascremated and her ashes shipped to Santa Ana, California, where theywere placed in the grave of her husband.
Santa Ana register Obituary: "Glen Fred Wilson, 74, of 12152 TraskAve, Space 61, Garden Grove, Calif, passed away January 9, 1966.Survived by wife Mts. Dora A. Wilson, of Garden Grove, two sons,Melvin G. Wilson, of Lakewood, Calif., Glen P. Wilson, of Santa Clara,Calif., one brother, Wilfred N. Wilson, of Albion, New York, 5grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was a native of Town of Carlton, New York.He had beeen a resident of Orange County the past 31 years. He was theowner and operator of a grocery and service station in Laguna Beach.For 4 years he was an employee of Orange County, and the last 6 yearshe has been an employee of the Masonic Temple. He was a member of theSilver Cord No 505 Masonic Lodge, also a member of the First BaptistChurch of Santa Ana. Service time is Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1966 at2:00pm; Officiant Rev Daniel G. Rider. To be held at Smith & TuthillChapel. Grave side Rites Siver Cord No 505 Masonic Lodge, Santa AnaCemtery."
Also, Albion Advertiser, 27 January 1966, "Glen F. Wilson, 74, aformer businessman of Albion, passed away on Jan 9 in Garden Grove,Calif., after a year's illness. He leaves his wife, the former DoraPeters, two sons, Melvin G. and Glen Jr., also of California; onebrother, Wilfred Wilson of Albion and five grandchildren. He was amember of Silver Cord No. 505 Masonic Lodge. Also, member of FirstBaptist Church of Santa Ana. He was born in the Town of Carlton, theson of Fred and Lottie Wilson. He went to California in 1932."
Father: Fred E. WILSON b: 7 DEC 1859 in Carlton, Orleans Co., NY
Mother: Lottie D. FULLER b: 20 APR 1863 in Carlton, Orleans Co., NY
Dora Alice PETERS b: 16 SEP 1895 in Hudson, Columbia Co., NY
BIOGRAPHY: After the death of his father in 1934, Glen moved hisfamily from Albion, NY, to California. The full distance was traveledby automobile, which suffered a broken axle in the middle of thedesert. In October 1934 they arrived at Dora's parents in Santa Anawhere they stayed a few months. From 1935 through 1937 the familylived in Garden Grove where they had purchased a combination groceryand gas station on 17th Street, a main thoroughfare from Santa Ana toGarden Grove. Located behind the store was a moderate stucco house. Inlate 1937 they moved to Laguna Beach and set up residence on NorthCoast Boulevard. This time their grocery store was attached to thehouse and the gas station set apart 40 to 50 feet. The main buildingwas a wood frame structure with a large garage and storage areaunderneath. The lot was situated so that the gas station, store andliving quarters were on one level and garage one level below, accessedfrom an alleyway. The gas station had three pumps, each requiring gasto be pumped into a reservoir on top of the pump where gas wasdelivered by gravity to an automobile. During 1946/7 they lived asretirees in a small apartment attached to Dora's mother's home at 1117S. Main St., Santa Ana, California. During this period they lived offand on in Santa Ana and Long Beach where they managed the ArgyleApartments on Coast Boulivard. [This complex was previously managed byErnest Frier Peters and his wife Florence; adopted son of Dora'sparents]. They lived there until 19xx when they purchased a 12'x 60'mobile home on Trask Avenue in Garden Grove, California, within twomiles of where they had settled in 1934. After Glen's death Dora soldthe mobile home and moved to Santa Clara, California. She lived therewith her son Glen and his family in a small apartment (convertedgarage), until her death. When Dora died she was cremated and herashes shipped to Santa Ana, California, where they were placed in thegrave of her husband, Glen F. Wilson. The grave is in the Masonic Lawnsection of Santa Ana Cemetery, Block O, Lot 136 (near intersection ofTustin and Santa Clara Avenue).
NOTES [Frederick Henry Wilson: A 1929 newspaper obituary reads;"Frederick H. Wilson, Lakeside, June 2 - Frederick Henry Wilson, 1,infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Wilson of Albion died here. He issurvived by his parents, a brother Melvin, and all his grandparents,Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Wilson of Carlton and Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Petersof Santa Ana, California. Burial took place today in CarltonCemetery." Another obituary reads, "..it was a great shock to thefamily and many friends when Frederick Henry, 10 months and 11 day oldson of Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Wilson was called home after an illness ofabout three hours, Friday evening, May 31. He leaves to mourn hisloss, his father and mother, brother Melvin, grandparents, Mr. andMrs. P. H. Peters of Santa Ana, California, and Mr. and Mrs. FredWilson of Kuckville; his aunts and uncles, Dr.and Mrs. Geo S. Bakemanand Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Wilson, and three cousins. The funeral washeld from the cottage at Lakeside Sunday at 2:30, with burial inCarlton Cemetery, Rev. Warren C. Taylor officiating."
4 SEP 1920
in Albion, Orleans Co., NY 4
- Melvin Glen WILSON b: 15 FEB 1924 in Albion, Orleans Co., NY
- Frederic Henry WILSON b: 20 JUL 1928 in Albion, Orleans Co., NY
- Living WILSON
- Abbrev: Marriage: Glen F. Wilson/Rhoda Farmer
Title: Certificate & Record of Marriage: Glen F. Wilson and Rhoda SadieFarmer,
Publication: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Jefferson County, NY: #1658, 1914
Text: Data from the Grooms side of the certificate indicates Glen's age was22, occupation Bookeeper, and living in Barnard, NY. Rhoda's age isgiven as 19, no occupation, and living in Watertown, NY.
Viewed and copied August 1994.
Name: LDS Family History Library
On West Temple across the street from Temple Square.
- Abbrev: Vital Records: Orange Co., CA
Title: Orange County Clerks Records, Bldg 12, Broadway & Civic Center Blvd.,Santa Ana, CA
Room 102 has computers that can be used to access birth, marriage anddeath records. A fee is charged to obtain short or long form dataprintouts.
Page: Ref# 00112-0046
- Abbrev: Cemetery: Santa Ana Masonic Section
Title: Santa Ana Cemetery, Masonic Lawn Section (adjacent to FairhavenCemetery), Santa Ana, CA
Text: Glen F, Wilson, Block O, Lot 136
Dora A. Peters, Block O, Lot 136
Page: Block O, Lot 136
- Abbrev: Death Certificate - Mel Wilson
Title: Certificate of Death #3199730 016322
Author: Lorna Wilson, Wife
Publication: Santa Ana, CA, Clerk of Orange County, 12-29-97
Text: Cause of Death: Acute Renal Failure, Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm.Occurred in Western Medical Center, 1025 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim,CA. Entered hospital on 12/13/1997 and died 12/22/1997. Attendingphysician and certified by Harmohinder Gogia, MD. Funeral facilitieswere Neptune Society of Orange County; disposition, cremation.
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